Exclusives

Blog post
May 18, 2017, 9am PDT

Gentrification—more wealthy people moving into lower-income communities—often faces opposition, sometimes for the wrong reasons. It is important to consider all benefits and costs when formulating urban development policies.

Todd Litman
Feature
May 18, 2017, 8am PDT
John Wesley leads the charge to introduce urbanism into mega-suburb of Mesa, Arizona.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
May 15, 2017, 8am PDT
There’s very little that differentiates proposals by four distinguished planning and design firms to better connect my university to its immediate neighborhood and the wider city. Why is that, and does it have to be that way?
Dean Saitta
Blog post
May 11, 2017, 12pm PDT
Reports of New York's gentrification are sometimes exaggerated.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
May 4, 2017, 12pm PDT
Coinciding with the 101st anniversary of Jane Jacobs's birth, a documentary film showing in select theaters around the country recounts the history between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, and the ideas that forced their struggle.
James Brasuell
Feature
May 4, 2017, 5am PDT
A new Urban Land Institute Report details the increasing implementation of citywide green infrastructure networks, including investments on both public and privately owned sites.
Katharine Burgess
Blog post
May 3, 2017, 2pm PDT
The future, once again, isn't living up to the expectations of planners. How should long-range planning work in a world that is more suburban and more auto-oriented than a generation of planners and urbanists expected?
Steven Polzin
Blog post
May 2, 2017, 5am PDT
In his new book, Richard Florida worries about segregation and redefines "the creative class."
Michael Lewyn
Feature
April 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
Make Twitter great, for once.
James Brasuell
Blog post
April 26, 2017, 10am PDT
C.J. Gabbe guest blogs about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Blog post
April 24, 2017, 12pm PDT
As the library of books on urbanism expands by the year, here are some fun, engaging titles for city nerds and non-nerds alike.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
April 24, 2017, 7am PDT
For each dollar motorists spend on their vehicles somebody spends more than a dollar to park it. To reduce these costs many jurisdictions are eliminating or reducing parking requirements and encouraging more efficient parking management. You can too!
Todd Litman
Blog post
April 21, 2017, 6am PDT
The growth of urban Jewish populations is more evidence that educated Americans are less hostile to city life today than they were in the late 20th century.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
April 17, 2017, 5am PDT
The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute annual conference is the region's premier gathering of planning professionals. This year's conference explored strategies for building inclusive cities in which everyone can thrive.
Dean Saitta
Blog post
April 13, 2017, 11am PDT
At an annual gathering of land use journalists, we came away with more questions than answers about how the Trump administration will treat cities.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
April 5, 2017, 12pm PDT
In an attempt to combat prohibitively high housing costs in California, some look to repeal the 1995 state law that limits the power of local rent control ordinances. However, removing those restrictions would likely exaggerate current problems.
Reuben Duarte
Blog post
April 3, 2017, 7am PDT
Students review municipal planning department websites in cities with more than 50,000 people to identify strengths and weaknesses. This post shares examples of the use of websites for information sharing and engagement.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
March 28, 2017, 2pm PDT
Some commentators argue that even if cities allow housing supply to expand, more permissive zoning will cause land prices to increase, causing rents to rise rather than fall. This post disagrees.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
March 27, 2017, 5am PDT
The author of the new book "Seeing the Better City" (Island Press) explains the importance of practiced skills of observation, and how a "vocabulary of looking" can be a foundation for participation in civic discussion.
Charles R. Wolfe
Blog post
March 26, 2017, 1pm PDT
Despite depressing U.S. federal politics, there are many encouraging planning trends if you look internationally and locally.
Todd Litman
Feature
March 23, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Planners Across America series visits Maryland for an interview with Baltimore Planning Director Tom Stosur.
Josh Stephens